Sunday, September 1, 2013

Labor Day Weekend VCMP

Don't know what VCMP is? It stands for Virtual Card Making Party. It's time for Operation Write Home Labor Day Weekend Virtual Card Making Party. I just love these but I don't always get to participate. I had a little time on Saturday and today to follow along. You start with Operation Write Home's Blog (Stars and Stamps). In that blog there will be links to go to other blogs that will have a challenge to make a card using a sketch or technique...something to get you going.

My first stop was to Scrap Happens Blog where the challenge was to  make a winter or Christmas themed card for OWH following  a sketch. Here is the sketch.
I was going to try using something else in place of the 1" squares but it wasn't working for me so instead of using any more time I just followed the sketch. Here's my card.
These papers were scraps from a Teresa Collins Christmas collection 2 or 3 years ago.

The next two challenges I chose to least for now. One was going to make me think too hard, the other I didn't have the right dies to complete (imagine that!). I may go back and do those later.

My next stop however was to ByAnnette' Blog. Her challenge was to make a "Love Card" using an OWH sketch #29.
I just LOVE OWH sketches because there are measurements! No guessing! Now this challenge I did twice because I didn't exactly follow the sketch. Not sure what I was thinking. I still thought it turned out cute so I will share it anyway. But first the card that follows the sketch.
Once again I used papers leftover from a previous project. I'm not sure but I think this was a Fancy Pants Collection from last summer. The stamp is "Love You Tons" from the Itty Bitty stamp collection by Unity Stamp Company. I colored the elephant with my Copic Markers and hearts with a Memento pen.

Here is my other card.
These papers were also leftovers of a Bo Bunny Collection. The stamp is a Phyllis Harris design by Unity Stamp Co. called "First Love".

I may try to do some others. The cool thing is if you want to participate in any or all the challenges you have until Sunday September the 8th!

Have a good one!


  1. Your card based on the sketch with the squares reminds me of a warm sweater ! The elephant card will surely bring a smile to the recipients face. Lastly, I adore that stamp image of the little girl and the dog, so sweet =)

  2. Thanks for playing along!
    Both Love cards are cute but I really like
    the elephant and fun sentiment & papers!

  3. Adorable cards! Sad I missed the virtual card making party but had a great time at Matagorda!

    1. Thank you Sandy! I haven't done all the challenges as some of them required more thought than I wanted to put into it at the time. May go back and try to do some of the others. Glad you had a great time!